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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 3 of Thomas Sowell’s 1993 collection, Is Reality Optional?: If safety fanatics are allowed to kill the goose that lays the golden egg, that can also kill people. Already safety crusades are cracking down on the “pollution” of waterways involving traces […]

Ola Malm on the future and industrial organization of chess

It was great to see your “Thursday assorted links” link regarding chess. It has been fascinating to follow the recent online boom to which the game has been subject and to think about what it may mean for the organization, and business, of chess over […]

The Wisdom of Walter E. Williams

From 35 years ago is this lecture by my late, great colleague – and much-missed dear friend – Walter Williams. Comments Original Article

Bonus Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 56 of my late, great colleague Walter Williams’s 2011 book, Race & Economics (original emphasis): The minimum-wage law has imposed incalculable harm on the most disadvantaged members of our society. The absence of work opportunities for many black youngsters does not […]

Causes of the sex drought

Among young men, declines in drinking frequency, an increase in computer gaming, and the growing percentage who coreside with their parents all contribute significantly to the decline in casual sex. The authors find no evidence that trends in young adults’ economic circumstances, internet use, or […]

A Discussion about Lockdowns

Freddie Sayers and Unherd TV host this discussion featuring Tory MP Charles Walker and Lord David Blunkett of the Labour Party. Comments Original Article

Tuesday assorted links

1. Berk’s deep dive into the male/female seminar questions paper. For women there is a hostile question every twelve seminars, so might they, at least in this regard, be treated in a more friendly manner than I have been? And what is the measure of […]

Some Non-Covid Links

Wall Street Journal columnist Holman Jenkins decries the intellectual state of humanity these days. A slice: Especially but not exclusively on the left, it seems bad form nowadays, and even evidence of some kind of guilt, to subject any passionately-made claim to cool examination. Consider […]

Dan Klein on Adam Smith on Slavery

My colleague Dan Klein – one of the finest living scholars of Adam Smith – discusses the Great Scot’s analysis of, and attitude toward, slavery. Comments Original Article

The English Data Support First Doses First

A new study from Public Health England shows that both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccine work well from the first dose. If that sounds familiar it’s because the results are similar to those found in Scotland. The results cover all adults in England aged 70 […]